CNA/LPN/RN Pay in Georgia? - page 4

Hey, I live in Savannah and want to enter nursing. I'm probably going to start out as an LPN and then bridge to RN later after I have some experience and I'm comfortable with the job. I thought... Read More

  1. Visit  ummnasim profile page
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    This post is something I was looking for and I would like some advice.I am a teacher but I want to get into nursing because I have always wanted to be a nurse. I majored in nursing in college but I didn't get in and life changes happened. Since I am married and I have a 7 month old son, we need the income while I complete a program. Should I go for LPN then RN or go straight for RN, or do CNA then go from there?
  2. Visit  sren4th profile page
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    Hey I know this chat is sort of old, but is anyone still following up with this page here?
    I just got done with cna school last year and got my state lisence to the begin of this year. And really want to start working as a CNA - only problem here is everyone requires 6-12 month experience to be even considert volunteer but how are you supposed to get this if nobody actually is willin to let you in?
    Well long story short, I now found a place who is willing to give you a change and the learning experiance but the pay is only 8.50/hr, but after talking to my hubby and a friend i think i will take it and see it as paid training, this change might never come back and if needed too I still can look for something different after this 6 month.
    What do you guys think?
  3. Visit  SuperStarRN profile page
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    My mom is a CNA and just moved here to Atlanta about 6 months ago. I drove her around to her interviews and most jobs wanted to pay her $9/hr and she has over 10 years experience. She eventually took a postion that she was able to talk them up to $13/hr but that was with many years experience and they initially only offered her $11 to begin with which was the still the highest of any of the many other offers she received.
  4. Visit  sren4th profile page
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    Hey SuperStarLPN,

    thanks for your answer. Yeah I am thinking I will have to roll with this at least for now mainly for the reason that i do not have any experiance besides clinical.
    And after this I hope I eventually can either get a raise or can apply some other place. I just really want to get my foot into the door and learn as much as possible and go from there.
  5. Visit  bigboi profile page
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    I live in illinois and have worked as a CNA for 3 years. I make $11.20 right, but after nursing school plan on moving to Georgia. The rates I'm reading in this thread are discouraging. I've never met a nurse who make less than $21/hr in illinois. Hopefully the standard of living is higher is Georgia.
  6. Visit  sren4th profile page
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    Hey bigboi,

    I believe the here do make $21+ an hour here depending on where at in Georgia and if its a privat or state facility.
    But as CNA you sure do make good money though I haven't seen anything on here which indicated anyone else making this much as an CNA.
    How much longer do you have until you finish with Nursing School?
  7. Visit  GoosbyLPN profile page
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    Quote from zoeyzoe
    I work in ATL at a hospice and make $18.25/hr as an lpn ( finished lpn school jun 06), the rn makes $27.00/hr the cna $11.00/hr. On monday nights i do a 12 hr shift, homehealth and make $21.00/hr. My pay is kool for me, but i still wish to become a RN soon.
    what hospice do you work at?
  8. Visit  pcawiz profile page
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    Is the 27 an hour base or with shift diffs? Also is that the starting rate or with an X amount of experience?
  9. Visit  helluva profile page
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    I just moved from Colorado and as a CNA i was making 15.00 an hour for an agencies and 12.00 at nursing homes. I moved to Georgia and found the pay here really sucks. I took a medication aide course in colorado to compliment my cna, for 55.00 and just went online to see how much the classes cost in georgia and they have lost their minds. The course here is 494.00. Also i found that the skill base here for cna is nothing like in colorado, its lacking miserably. and they gave me such a hard time about obtaining reciprocity in the state of georgia. Home is starting to look better and better. Georgia needs to get it together healthcare is expensive and hard work and they need to pay their healthcare professionals as such.
  10. Visit  Neeks86 profile page
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    Quote from helluva
    I just moved from Colorado and as a CNA i was making 15.00 an hour for an agencies and 12.00 at nursing homes. I moved to Georgia and found the pay here really sucks. I took a medication aide course in colorado to compliment my cna, for 55.00 and just went online to see how much the classes cost in georgia and they have lost their minds. The course here is 494.00. Also i found that the skill base here for cna is nothing like in colorado, its lacking miserably. and they gave me such a hard time about obtaining reciprocity in the state of georgia. Home is starting to look better and better. Georgia needs to get it together healthcare is expensive and hard work and they need to pay their healthcare professionals as such.
    Omg who are u telling I moved from Colorado springs to Columbus ga last summer and the pay in the south sucks period. Don't move here if u can help it if it's pay ur worried about

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